On Thursday, June 27 at 7 p.m. in the Vermillion Public Library, Master Gardener Dean Spader will present: “Ancient Soils and Modern Science: How Not to Treat Your Soil Like Dirt.”
Numerous scientific disciplines using electron microscopy are discovering why “many modern agricultural and urban landscapes mean dead dirt.”
The questions then arise: What is killing our soil? Why is dead soil so compacted with hardpan, and why does it erode so easily? Why are certain weeds and pests taking over? If we want to reverse these trends, how do we restore life to our dead soil?
The same science is beginning to provide answers to these questions. This presentation will offer two forms of soil management and suggests that one is better for our lawn, garden and farm soils.
Use of this method will conserve the soil at the same time that it produces nutritious food for our consumption.
The presentation is sponsored by the library, and a free book on how to create rich, healthy soil in one’s garden will be given in a drawing.